Last Phoenix chronicles the transition of an American boy next door into a soulless predator in the veritable and emotional jungle of irregular warfare, betrayal, madness, and revenge. It is the story of Karl Isaacson, a heart-of-America boy who believed in the rightness of his country. In the end, like his great country, he was betrayed and humiliated; and he got even. This is an all-too-true fictional account of one agent in the CIA's Phoenix Program against the civilians of South Viet Nam during the War in Viet Nam; the irregular, hidden, dirty little war. He learned that Phoenix lived on after the war, and then, he became the Last Phoenix.
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What Readers are Saying: I was disturbed and fascinated to read Last Phoenix. I enjoyed reading a book that portrayed my former country and my people in such a careful and accurate way. The cities and countryside came back to life in my memory. Mr. Douglass seemed to know the real people of Viet Nam, not just the targets, the gooks, of so many American books. I did not like the scenes of the war he described. They were too real and brought back too many frightening memories. It is time that this part of the Viet Nam story be told, honestly, and accurately. Not enough people know about what really happened and must not happen again. Last Phoenix does that. Don't read it if you can not bear to have your illusions shattered. Ngyen The, former lieutenant in the Army of the Republic of Viet NamAbout the Author:
The author wishes, for important reasons of his own, to remain anonymous. The name he uses is a pseudonym. He will neither confirm nor deny his involvement in the Phoenix Program.
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Book Description Publication Consultants. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1888125020 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2168797
Book Description Publication Consultants, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1888125020